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Keith Bogans Named 2017 SEC Legend

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Former Kentucky men’s basketball All-American Keith Bogans will represent the Wildcats as a member of the 2017 Southeastern Conference Legends at the SEC Tournament in Nashville, Tenn.

Former greats from all 14 SEC member institutions will be honored at the league tournament March 8-12 in Bridgestone Arena. Bogans will be honored at halftime of UK’s first game of the tournament.

Bogans, a four-year letterwinner from 2000-03, ended his career as one of the program’s most prolific scorers. He finished fourth all-time among UK’s all-time scorers with 1,923 career points.

The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 11.6 points or more in all four seasons at Kentucky, including 17.0 in his sophomore season and 15.7 during his senior campaign.

During the 2002-03 season in which Bogans led the Cats to an SEC regular-season and tournament title, he was named an All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the Associated Press, the Sporting News and the Basketball Times. He was also the SEC Tournament MVP as a senior.

Bogans was a three-time All-SEC selection, earning first-team honors in 2003, second-team accolades in 2001 and as a member of the All-Freshman Team in 2000. He was also the league’s MVP of the tournament in 2003.

Drafted 43rd overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2003, Bogans went on to have a successful 11-year NBA career.

This marks the 19th year of the SEC Basketball Legends program.

Joining Bogans in the 2017 class include: George Linn, Alabama; Olive Miller, Arkansas; Marquis Daniels, Auburn; Matt Bonner, Florida; Jimmy Pitts, Georgia; Tasmin Mitchell, LSU; Jason Harrison, Ole Miss; Dontae’ Jones, Mississippi State; Jon Sundvold, Missouri; Bobby Cremins, South Carolina; Ron Slay, Tennessee; Acie Law IV, Texas A&M; Shan Foster, Vanderbilt.

Kentucky returns to action with a home contest vs. South Carolina on Saturday. Game time is set for 6 p.m. ET and will air live on ESPN.

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